2024 Abide Fast Daily Devotionals

January 20 | Living Fearlessly, Part 2

“Do not fear, for I am with you.” Isaiah 41:10 

The words “do not fear” show up in the Bible, all the way from Genesis to Revelation. God understands that fear is not only our biggest enemy but our constant companion, and He wants to help us overcome it. One author writes: “Think of your comfort zone as a prison. It consists of a collection of “cannot, must, must-not,” and other unfounded beliefs formed from all the negative thoughts and decisions you have accumulated and reinforced during your lifetime. Every fear is like a bar in that prison. The good news is that because fears are feelings, the faulty ones can be removed by faith.

Does this mean you can live totally free from fear? No. Writer Michael Ignatieff says, “Living fearlessly is not the same thing as never being afraid. It’s good to be afraid occasionally. Fear is a great teacher.” What’s not good is to constantly live in fear, allowing it to dictate your choices and define who you are. Living fearlessly means standing up to fear, taking its measure, and refusing to let it shape and define your life. Living fearlessly means taking risks, taking gambles, and not playing it safe. It means refusing to settle for less than what God has promised and planned for you. 

Consider: Are you playing it safe? Living fearlessly means taking risks and trusting God. When is the last time you stepped out in faith on something the Lord spoke? Consider asking the Lord how He wants you to step out, and then do it! 

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